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Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony / Jeter

Album Summary

>Still, William G. : In Memoriam
>Still, William G. : Africa (also known as
>Still, William G. : Symphony no 1 ("Afro-American")
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The life and career of William Grant Still, often refered to as the dean of African-American composers, qualifies as the quintessential American success story. Still, who studied with Chadwick and Varese, embraced the blues, spirituals and jazz in addition to other ethnic American genres as a participant in the Harlem Renaissance.



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>Still, William G. : In Memoriam :: The Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy, for orchestra
  • Conductor: John Jeter
  • Ensemble: Fort Smith Symphony
  • Notes: Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Unites States (02/28/2004/02/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 08/1943

>Still, William G. : Africa (also known as :: Darker Africa; Darkest Africa), suite in 3 movements for orchestra (or piano)
  • Conductor: John Jeter
  • Ensemble: Fort Smith Symphony
  • Notes: Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Unites States (02/28/2004/02/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924-1935

>Still, William G. : Symphony no 1 ("Afro-American")
  • Conductor: John Jeter
  • Ensemble: Fort Smith Symphony
  • Notes: Arkansas Best Corporation Performing Arts Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Unites States (02/28/2004/02/29/2004)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/06/1930